Bloom Well-Being Services

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy is a therapeutic intervention that involves interaction with animals to enhance an individual’s physical, emotional, and social well-being. This specialised therapy harnesses the incredible calming and empathetic qualities of animals to create a safe and nurturing space for our clients.

What is Animal Assisted Therapy?

Animal-assisted therapy sessions are conducted in the company of trained therapy animals, including dogs and cats, who are carefully selected for their gentle nature and affinity for human interaction. In the comforting presence of these animals, clients often experience reduced anxiety and stress levels. This calming environment provides a unique backdrop for therapy, making it easier for individuals to open up and connect with their therapist.

The Benefits of

Animal Assisted Therapy therapy

Animal-assisted therapy offers a range of benefits, including:

  1. Stress Reduction: Interacting with therapy animals can lower cortisol levels and promote relaxation.
  2. Improved Mood: The companionship of animals can boost mood and alleviate symptoms of depression.
  3. Enhanced Social Interaction: Clients often find it easier to engage in conversation and build trust during therapy sessions.
  4. Emotional Support: The unconditional love and non-judgmental presence of animals can provide comfort and emotional support.

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Animal Assisted Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

1

What is Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)?

Animal-Assisted Therapy is a therapeutic approach that incorporates trained animals, such as dogs or cats, into the therapy process to help individuals achieve emotional, mental, and physical healing.

2

Is Animal-Assisted Therapy suitable for children?

Absolutely, AAT is highly effective with children and adolescents. The presence of therapy animals can make young clients feel more at ease and willing to engage in therapy.

3

Is there scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Therapy?

Yes, there is a growing body of research that demonstrates the positive impact of Animal-Assisted Therapy. Studies have shown reduced stress levels, improved mood, and enhanced social interaction as a result of AAT.

4

What types of animals are used in Animal-Assisted Therapy?

At Bloom Well-being, we primarily use dogs known for their gentle and compassionate nature. These animals have been specifically trained to provide therapy support.

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How does Animal-Assisted Therapy work?

AAT involves sessions with a trained therapy animal in the presence of a qualified therapist. These animals offer comfort, emotional support, and a calming atmosphere that can facilitate open and honest therapy discussions.